Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sports summary

Master Gary Petersen, congratulating Kenny Pratt on passing his test for his 1st Poome black Belt. Pratt was tested this past weekend, at the Idaho Taeqwondo Training Center, in Boise. Courtesy photo

Locals in Boise 70.3 Ironman

Adam Greene of Ketchum and Bob Lowry of Hailey were among 1,192 finishers in Saturday's Ironman 70.3 in Boise. The triathlon test featured a 1.2-mile in Lucky Peak Reservoir, a 56-mile bike ride from there into Boise, and a 13.1-mile run. Professional triathletes who won the event and $3,000 in prize money each were Ben Hoffman, 28, of Colorado in 3.52:41 (splits 25:23, 2.05:34, 1.18:33) and 2009 women's winner Magali Tesseyre, 29, of Canada in 4.18:28 (27:36, 2.23:06, 1.24:25). She was 23rd overall.

Greene placed 129th overall and 18th of 136 in the Men's 30-34 age class with a time of 4.52:48. His splits were 38:56 swim, 2.30:47 bike and 1.37:42 run. Lowry finished 281st overall and 12th of 74 triathletes in the Men's 50-54 class at 5.17:24, with splits of 35:29 swim, 2.45:09 bike and 1.51:01 run.

Remember Rocky Johnson with a little softball

Nobody loved softball more than Rocky Johnson, an energetic player and coach for many years in Wood River Valley slow-pitch softball leagues.

Roderick "Rocky" Alan Johnson, 58, died April 17 at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center in Ketchum after a brave battle with cancer. His friends and teammates are celebrating his memory Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a full day of softball at Lions Park in Hailey.

The memorial service will take place at 12 noon Saturday at the park with a potluck to follow. Bring a dish to share. There will be a barbecue grill available—don't forget your meat. So, dusty off your glove and grab at bat to remember Rocky Johnson's passion.

Questions, Jeff Poggi 481-2128 or Debbie Oneida 720-1555.

Summer mountain bike camp to start for kids

Billy Olson of Sun Valley Road & Dirt is offering three one-week summer sessions of a mountain bike camp for kids ages 7-12 (and 6-year-olds who rip). The camps conducted by USA Cycling Certified Level 3 coaches are in their 10th year. Dates are June 20-24, July 11-15 and Aug. 8-12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Croy Canyon BMX Park three miles west of Hailey. Olson said, "We'll cover bike handling, bike and trail etiquette and introduction to maintenance, but most importantly we'll have fun." Cost is $225 per week, or $600 per person for all three weeks. Scholarships are available. Contact

Registration for SVSEF begins today

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation begins registration today, Wednesday, June 15 for the 2011-12 ski season.

Registration is open for returning athletes for the following teams—Alpine: FIS, J1, J2, J3 and Post Grad; Cross Country: Comp, Prep and Post Grad; Freestyle: Comp and Prep; Snowboard: Comp and Prep.

The registration forms are available online at, and listed under "Programs and Registration." A $60 charge will be assessed for registration received or postmarked after June 30. Tuition payment is not required until Oct. 10, 2011, at which time 50% of the balance is due.

Registration for returning Devo athletes, as well as Alpine C-Home, C-Travel and new athletes will begin Aug. 1. Travel and/or tuition scholarships for returning athletes is offered beginning July 1.

For more information contact Jody at 726-4129 ext. 101.

Horse racing in Jerome

Spend your Father's Day with an exciting afternoon of quarter horse racing at Jerome County Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 19. First post is 12 noon and grandstands open at 11 a.m. Covered seating, food and drink are available. And remember, Les Bois Park in Boise will resume live horse racing for the first time since 2008 on Saturday, July 2, through Aug. 13.

Ski Club hike is Thursday

The first Sun Valley Ski Club hike of the summer season is Thursday, June 16, weather permitting along the White Cloud Trail across the road from Sun Valley Lodge. Meet at 10 a.m. at the trailhead sign. Bring a water bottle and lunch for the post-hike picnic at Boundary Picnic Area east of Sun Valley along Trail Creek Rd. The ski club will provide beer, wine, soft drinks and chips. RSVP to Lynne Nicholson at 622-7009 or 721-0018.

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